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Title:
Jess and the stinky cowboys
Author:
Smith, Janice Lee, 1949-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
When a band of stinky cowboys comes to town while the sheriff is away and refuses to bathe, young Deputy Jess and and her aunt, Deputy Gussy, must find a way to enforce the No-Stink law.
General Note:
"Easy to read, level 2"--Spine.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
2.3.

530 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 77952.
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ISBN:
9780803726413
Format :
Book

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Summary

Dry Gulch becomes the smelliest town in the West when a posse of stinky cowboys arrive and refuse to take baths. Things get so bad, even the stinkbugs leave.

No baths today! No baths tomorrow! No baths ever! roar the funky cowpokes.

And pretty soon all of Dry Gulch is up in arms—while holding their noses!

Luckily, Deputy Jess and her aunt Gussie are determined to make the No Stink Law stick. With a clever plan, and a little soap, can they solve the P.U. problem?

Kids will cheer for both the cowboys and the plucky deputy in this bath-time laugh-time story.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 1-2. When Snake Gulf's sheriff is away, it falls to his daughter, Deputyess, to protect the town from bad guys. As it turns out, her authority also extends to bad- smelling guys--like the four reeking cowboys who arrive and blanket the town in a putrid haze. How willess force them into compliance with the town's No-Stink Law?ids will giggle over her misfires and cheer her eventual triumph, even as they sympathize with the offenders' mantra, No baths today! No baths tomorrow! No baths ever! Beginning readers may need help with some of the trickier Wild West vocabulary, but they'll enjoy Smith's colorful prose (the stench is like a cowpie inuly ) and her use of every possible variation on the word stink. To further extend the humor, Thiesing's watercolors cast dogs in all the roles--which, considering canines' sensitive sniffers and odiferous tendencies, makes perfect, silly sense. An on-target addition to the Dial Easy-to-Read series. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Deputy Jess and her Aunt Gussy, two dogs dressed in western garb, are doing a fine job taking care of the town of Snake Gulch while Jess's dad, the sheriff, is away. They have stopped bank robbers, a cattle stampede, and even a group of rowdy students at a spelling bee. However, they meet their match when a gang of foul-smelling cowboys arrives. Although they have an odor so strong that even the stinkbugs leave, the rustlers refuse to take a bath. Jess and the rest of the townspeople try numerous silly ways to rid Snake Gulch of its stink, finally coming up with a satisfying solution. This delightful beginning reader is filled with repetition and humor. Watercolor illustrations depicting dirty dogs in cowboy clothing with a brown cloud hovering above add to the enjoyment. Pair this with Amy Timberlake's The Dirty Cowboy (Farrar, 2003) for some good clean fun.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.